Pursuant to SCR 112, SLH 2023, passed on April 24, 2023, The Hawai`i State Legislature requested that the Hawai`i State Center for Nursing convene a working group to identify and assess the Nurse Licensure Compact’s potential impacts relating to (1)  The State’s nursing workforce; (2)  Fiscal obligations of the State, including any fees or other costs; (3)  The potential for workforce migration into and out of the State, including job transfers, travel nursing, and telehealth nursing; (4)  The regulation of out-of-state nurses, including recouping costs arising from investigations of consumer complaints or other disciplinary actions; (5)  Disciplinary actions taken against a nurse with a multistate licensure privilege; (6)  Health care workforce research and planning efforts;  (7)  Differences in licensure renewal and competency requirements between member states; (8)  Jurisdiction and regulatory oversight of nurses in the State; and (9)  Any other matters that the working group deems applicable to the evaluation of the State’s adoption of the Nurse Licensure Compact.

Final Report to the Legislature
Report to the 2024 Legislature: Report on the Feasibility and Impact of the State Adopting the Nurse Licensure Compact (SCR112), December 2023

Additional Resources
Senate Concurrent Resolution 112, Session Laws of Hawai’i (SCR112, SLH 2023)
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) Model Act

Nurse Licensure Compact Working Group Resources
NLC Working Group Meeting Schedule
YouTube Recordings of NLC Working Group Meetings
Supplemental Materials
Meeting 1, July 10
Meeting 2, July 24
Meeting 3, August 7
Meeting 4, August 21
Meeting 5, September 5
Meeting 6, September 18
Meeting 7, October 2
Meeting 8, October 17

Hawai’i State Center for Nursing NLC Resources

Summary of Findings: Survey of Nurses – Should Hawaii Join the Nurse Licensure Compact (August 2023)

Information and Recommendations Related to Hawai’i’s Consideration of the Nurse Licensure Compact
Informational Brief